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Dyacon Air Sensors Combine Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity

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16/11/2014

Dyacon air sensors, both the Modbus-compatible and SDI-12 versions, are digital output sensors that measure air temperature, barometric pressure, and relative humidity.   The low-power sensor elements are integrated into a single probe and radiation shield. The sensor’s active sensing probe is housed in a compact radiation shield made of UV-stabilized polycarbonate. The ...

Huge solar plant lags in early production

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18/11/2014

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected. Sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal desert near the California-Nevada border, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened in February, ...

Novelis Leads Global Effort to Increase Closed-Loop Recycling and Reduce Carbon

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18/11/2014

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today published its Fiscal Year 2014 sustainability report, which shows the company is making significant investments and strides to advance thecircular economy and increase the sustainability of its business, the aluminum industry and its broader value chain. "Adding More Aluminum, Creating Value" details Novelis' ...

DuPont chemical plant had some environmental violations

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18/11/2014

State records show dozens of minor or moderate state environmental violations since 2009 at a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant where four people died from toxic fumes over the weekend. The plant, however, which covers 600 acres along the Houston Ship Channel in LaPorte and has operated since 1956, has received a satisfactory rating from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, according ...

Baseline® Releases PetroAlert® Series 9100 for Hydrocarbon Measurement

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19/11/2014

Baseline® a MOCON® company announces release the PetroAlert® Series 9100 Gas Chromatograph for mud logging during oil and gas exploration and other hydrocarbon measurement applications. Utilizing a FID (flame ionization detector) provides exceptional detection capabilities of both light and heavy hydrocarbons. Measurement of C1 to C5 (methane, ethane, propane, butanes and pentanes) ...

Early tests don`t find tainted water from oil boom in the Northern Plains oil patch

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18/11/2014

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. However, the U.S. Geological Survey cautioned that the tests could have missed contamination from surface spills or leaking well casings. That's because water can take many hundreds ...

TOMRA Sorting secures three new contracts with waste engineering experts McDonald International Ltd

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17/11/2014

TOMRA Sorting has been selected as the technology provider of choice by leading plant builder and waste engineering expert, McDonald International Ltd, for three of its latest projects.  These new contract wins will see TOMRA Sorting’s TITECH technology increase the value and purity of paper and plastics at sites in England, Ireland and Wales. A TITECH autosort 4 unit has been ...

Innovative technologies sought for heating bitumen reservoirs

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19/11/2014

DEADLINE: Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 The Low Carbon Innovation Alliance (LCIA)* is working to bring Canada to the forefront of discovery, development and deployment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction technologies. AIEES, AITF, CMC, CCEMC, NRCan and SDTC are interested in obtaining non-confidential information on technologies that are alternatives to existing steam generation processes in oil ...

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